Morning after drive warning

Police officers will be using saliva testing kits alongside the standard breath tests
Police officers will be using saliva testing kits alongside the standard breath tests
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Revellers over Christmas and New Year have been warned by police that they could still be over the limit the day after their celebrations.

This year’s drink-drive crackdown will also see officers using saliva testing kits alongside the standard breath tests, meaning motorists will not only be tested for the alcohol but also for cannabis and cocaine.

Insp Andy Trotter from Lancashire Police’s road policing unit said: “This year a main focus of our activity will be on late night revellers who may still be over the limit the morning after.

“If you drive at twice the legal alcohol limit you are at least 30 times more likely to cause a road traffic collision than a driver who hasn’t been drinking, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

“A conviction could also mean that you lose your job, home, family and friends. The consequences can be devastating.”